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Jacqueline is a young shopkeeper. She has a clothes shop at her house but also sells her merchandise on the beaches near where she lives. She wants to take advantage of the summer season to buy and sell t-shirts, sandals and other articles of clothing often used in the area. She also hopes to supply her shop with more items such as jewellery and cosmetics.

She is asking for a loan of three hundred and fifty thousand colones (¢350.000) for this purpose.
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Jacqueline es una joven comerciante, tiene una tienda de ropa en su casa, pero también vende su mercadería en las playas cercanas a su localidad, ella quiere aprovechar la época de verano para comprar y vender prendas playeras , sandalias y otros artículos muy usados en la zona, además desea surtir su tienda con más artículos como bisutería, y cosméticos. Solicita un crédito por trescientos cincuenta mil colones (¢350.000) para este propósito

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More information about this loan

As a small and relatively young MFI located in Costa Rica, EDESA has difficulty attracting other sources of capital. Many other microfinance funders do not work in Costa Rica, because overall the country is too rich. However, organizations such as EDESA work with extremely marginalized populations in Costa Rica that really need the access to capital that EDESA provides. By funding EDESA, Kiva lenders are allowing the organization to grow and reach more people than they otherwise would be able to reach.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 57
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.4
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Jacqueline to buy clothes and jewellery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013